I am investigating whether Adobe offers (or whether someone knows an open source) tool that would allow printing labels based upon a template that I would first design by hand. The template would contain a few simple graphical elements like an image, some text in a particular typeface, and some rotated text. The image and the text would change for each label. There would be ten labels per page and sometime more than ten labels, so pagination would be needed.
Is this possible using any paid or free Acrobat tools?
In which operating system are you running Acrobat?
As far as a few simple elements like an image and a typeface, nothing is that simple when editing PDFs.
Keep in mind that Adobe Acrobat is not an image editor, and much less, any sort of word processor. So be prepared for possible downfalls such as copyright restrictions for certain typefaces, lack of Unicode character sets, lack of support for some Unicode characters and language type, glitchy character set mappings, and much much more. The rabbit hole is endless.
See this article by ACP Thom Parker:
Thanks, your caveats are helpful. I think what I need is a Form created in Acrobat and then I will programmatically create an FDF file using a python library, then that will merge the FDF file into the form. At least in theory.
You can contact me via [try6767 at gmail.com] to discuss it further.
Forgot to mention: Importing images is possible, but the input file will need to contain their full file-paths, as it must be a plain-text file.
I would use the Data Merge tool in InDesign (Window> Utilities> Data Merge), although it sounds like your client wants an Acrobat solution. Here is some basic InDesign Data Merge info: